# Kindergarten Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

• Students will explore reading concept books, such as numbers, color books, non fiction/fiction books, signs
• Students will learn about the characters in their favorite books

Unit 2: Emergent Reading: Looking Closely at Familiar Texts (If…Then)

• Students will build their reading stamina
• Students will continue to reread their favorite storybooks
• Students will use pictures to help them understand characters in a story
• Students will study the characters in their books and thinking about how they are feeling
• Students will pay attention to words they know
• Students will learn to retell the important events/parts of a story
• Students will write sentences about books using text evidence

## Writing Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1:Launching the Writing Workshop

• Students will learn the routine for writers’ workshop
• Students will put ideas on paper with pictures and words
• Students will picture what they want to write, then draw and add words on their paper
• Students will stretch out words to write tricky words
• Students will learn to plan their writing
• Students will learn to label their pictures with words
• Students will bring writing to life by adding dialogue with speech bubbles
• Students will edit and revise their writing

Unit 2: Show and Tell: From Labels to Pattern Books

• Students will write about objects they love by drawing and labeling the pictures
• Students will build their writing stamina by writing more, adding more pictures
• Students will stretch out words to spell words
• Students will work with their writing partners to support one another
• Students will add longer labels, and write more by adding sentences
• Students will add snap words (high frequency words) in their writing
• Students will learn to leave spaces in between words

## Math Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Topic 1: Numbers 0-5

• Students will count, group, read and write numbers 0-5
• Students will solve math word problems
• Students will use the following math tools: counters, number cards, connecting cubes

Topic 2: Compare Numbers 0-5

• Students will compare groups of numbers up to 5
• Students will learn greater than, less than, equal to

Topic 3: Numbers 6-10

• Students will count, group, read and write numbers 6-10

Topic 4: Compare Numbers 0-10

• Students will compare groups of numbers up from 0-10
• Students will continue to solve math word problems

Topic 5: Classify Count Data

• Students will be able to classify objects into categories and tell why they are in each category
• Students will be able to use counting to compare objects in different categories
• Students will be able to tell whether the way objects have been sorted, counted and compared makes sense